Code Blue (TV series)
|Opening theme||Hanabi by Mr. Children|
|No. of series||3|
|No. of episodes||22 + special|
|Original network||Fuji TV|
|Original release||2008 - Present|
Code Blue (コード・ブルー -ドクターヘリ緊急救命- Kōdo Burū: Dokutā Heri Kinkyū Kyūmei) is a Japanese television drama broadcast by Fuji TV. Season 1 ran in 2008 and season 2 ran in 2010. Season 3 began airing in July 2017.
The "Doctor Helicopter" system was legalized in Japan in June 2007. A medical team is dispatched to the patients on a helicopter to provide medical care in the field as soon as possible. Four young physicians are assigned to this latest medical system as "fellows". At the start of their "fellowship", they experience traumatic medical situations, deal with personal ambitions, witness the fragility of life, and they grow personally and professionally.
After their suspension from the tunnel incident, the four "fellows": Aizawa, Shiraishi, Hiyama, Fujikawa together with nurse Saejima, are back on Shohoku's Emergency Medical Services. But as soon as they return, Kuroda suddenly hands in his resignation. Meanwhile, a train in Chiba meets a major accident.
"Doctor Helicopter" candidate Kōsaku Aizawa (Tomohisa Yamashita) does his best in the medical care spot. This season takes place in the winter, starting on Christmas Eve where the doctors spend their holiday on lifesaving. The appearance of Keisuke Tachibana (Kippei Shiina) who shares a past with Kanna Mitsui (Ryō) seems to pose a threat to whether the interns will last through their last year of "fellowship".
The main story takes place 7 years after Season 2. This season sees our familiar four doctors as seniors passing on their knowledge to the new generation, with the appearance of three fellows: Natori Soma (Daiki Arioka), Yokomine Akari (Yuko Araki), and Haitani Shunpei (Narita Ryo). Saejima and Fujikawa seems to have taken their relationship to another step, while Saejima is enjoying her fulfilling role as the head nurse and the only flight nurse. However, just as Shohoku's Emergency Medical Services faces a shortage of manpower, Kanna Mitsui requests for temporary retirement, although Aizawa has just returned.
- Tomohisa Yamashita as Kōsaku Aizawa
- Yui Aragaki as Megumi Shiraishi
- Erika Toda as Mihoko Hiyama
- Yōsuke Asari as Kazuo Fujikawa
- Kiyoshi Kodama as Yoshiaki Tadokoro (Emergency Unit Chief, special appearance)
- Manami Higa as Haruka Saejima (nurse)
- Masanobu Katsumura as Tadashi Morimoto (flight doctor)
- Ryō as Kanna Mitsui (flight doctor)
- Toshirō Yanagiba as Shūji Kuroda (flight doctor)
- Susumu Terajima as Hisashi Kaji (pilot)
- Tetta Sugimoto as Akira Saijo (brain surgeon)
- Shinji Hiwatashi as Yasuyuki Anzai
- Daiki Arioka as Natori Soma
- Yuko Araki as Akari Yokomine
- Narita Ryo as Shunpei Haitani
Awards and nominations
|2010||64th Television Drama Academy Awards||Best Drama||Won||Code Blue 2|
|2010||TV Navi Drama Awards ||Best Drama||Won||Code Blue 2|
|Best Actor||Won||Yamashita Tomohisa|
|Best Supporting Actress||Won||Aragaki Yui|